So, after a 14 hour flight, we made the 1 1/2 hour drive to our apartment. Skip over to the next day... Monday we walked around a bit with our friend Jolie and she showed us a few stores. We went to the school to just observe and hang out, unfortunately I was feeling quite ill and threw up :( That happened the last time I visited Korea.. Well, Robert walked me home and I slept for almost 3 hours. He came home from school at around 6:00 pm (Yes, that is typically when we will be getting off work). He made us our first dinner in Korea: scrabbled eggs... yummy :)
Tuesday proved to be quite an interesting day :) We got up relatively early (Korea doesn't start moving before 9:00 am) and walked about 15-20 minutes to the bank and then to a store called Homeplus+. After shopping awhile and getting a few groceries, we went to the lovely little coffee shop at the main floor and had a little rest. Ella Fitzgerald was singing in the background :)
FYI: I will need those 5 flights of stairs... I found very yummy donuts to be had :)
"The World Best Coffee"~ I thought that was so cute.
All our purchases- you only buy what you can carry because until we have our address memorized, we can't catch a taxi :)
So, super relaxing day, right? Well, we were scheduled to be at the school at 2pm so we went. Robert had to cover for a sick teacher, I was thrust into helping with the kindergarten drama presentation that I had no clue anything that was going on. Actually, to be honest, I sat for almost 2 1/2 hours because no one would give me a job (and I was freezing the whole time). Finally I was given the job to put make up on all the kids and lipstick on ONLY the girls. I did my job and then later I saw one kid wiping it off. My heart sank. I must have put lipstick on a little boy... epic fail. But then, the more I watched I was almost positive it had been a girl, so good story but I don't think it was true. I was suddenly a part of the costume department too and believe me, Asians go ALL out with their drama presentations. We were changing 10-12 kids between every song and these outfits are sequined, strappy, head piece included, different for boys and girls, complex, etc. After the program, the boss took all the teachers to a traditional Korean restaurant where you sit on the floor and you remove your shoes at the door. My body is still getting use to eating supper at 9 pm. We went home and I basically crashed.... end of story for the first day out and about. More to come later...